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Meaning of statue by Wiktionary Dictionary

statue


    The Ushiku Daibutsu, a statue depicting Amitabha Buddha

    Etymology

    From Latin statua, derived from statuō ( “set up or erect” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK, US ) IPA: /ˈstæ.tʃuː/, X-SAMPA: /"st{.tSu:/

    Noun

    statue ( plural: statues )

    1. A three-dimensional work of art, usually of a person or animal, usually created by sculpting, carving, molding, or casting .

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Explanation of statue by Wordnet Dictionary

statue


    Noun
    1. a sculpture representing a human or animal



    Definition of statue by GCIDE Dictionary

    statue


    1. Statue ( stăch; also, stătu; 135 ), n. [F., fr. L. statua ( akin to stativus standing still ), fr. stare, statum, to stand. See Stand.]
      1. The likeness of a living being sculptured or modeled in some solid substance, as marble, bronze, or wax; an image; as, “a statue of Hercules, or of a lion”.

      I will raise her statue in pure gold. Shak.

      2. A portrait. [Obs.] Massinger.

    2. Statue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Statued ( -ud ); p. pr. & vb. n. Statuing.] To place, as a statue; to form a statue of; to make into a statue. “The whole man becomes as if statued into stone and earth.” Feltham.